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E 50! S ill SI b - ol vr uc. nt a!: th h 11b in rel th ie . tt1 E :ol le: nt 1113 Fr ra !l ro - 15 ' i ab lie: en 111! ;ut ipf ml S ig itl Til So! ra lu il5 :o bo se; lib of If. re hf is.! P ai' fi JX tl li tl w d r. 18 WALKS ABOUT THE CITY. Observations Gathered From All Sections of Brooklyn. Seaside Puerilism and the Political "Pull." Churcli Chimes on tin; Height Curious Result of Shorthnnd StudiesButtermilk as a Beverage. That is n fins investment the possessors of the political "pull" have made at West Brighton. Tho Conoy Island athletic club has. I am informed, turned out to bo a regular gold mine. For every head swelled to unnatural proportions by the punching process the bank accounts of tho man - agers are correspondingly inflated. Who the chief beneficiaries Jof tiu; scheme are is involved in mystery. It rmd not surprise tho public, if the truth is ever fully revealed, to learn that they include some of the more influential politicians and officials in Kings county. Their jiumoer is not large, i - .njovment ot ivii.it is regarded ns a " good thins; " is rnstricteil to comparatively a (narrow circle That makes the profits of the luck y ones all the larger. Of course an equivalent lias to be rendered for the golden output which flows into the pockets of the politicians. Officers whose duty is to enforce the Hw are as blind and deaf to the brutal disorder at the beach as if it occurred in another planet. While it might be difficult legally to prove their complicity in defiance of tho law the public can draw - its own inferences from official inaction and indifference. The enterprise, from beginning to end. is a moneyniaking job, not in any way reflective of legitimate athletics. As shown by this week's cartoon it is another sign of what dare be attempted under tho cheerful shelter of the political "pull." Tho chimes of St. Ann's on Clinton street produce an excellent effect even when compared wit h those of Now York Trinity, though the Broadway church has an obvious advantage in some respects. The Trinity bells are linns a single steeple and they were made to be put there. The Bt. Ann's bells are suspended in two towers and the having them was an after thought. The arrangement is not convenient for the ringers and, as the towers are on opposite sides of the building, those who listen to the bells sometimes fail tosetagood impression of them. The Broad - way ringer has better facilities. It is a question among New Yorkers whether this or the Grace church chime farther up the street is the more attractive. There is one embarrassment in Clinton street, which might be avoided if the ringer would exclude from his repertory all pieces with accidentals. When one misses a sharp or flat which ought to be there, or is suddenly confronted with one which ought not to be there, one is surprised, not to say sorry. There is a good story told about a sergeant of the Seventeenth precinct who once attempted to master shorthand, which, to one of mature years, all who writo by signs will admit, is a very difficult art. He is a self made man. in education as in other respects, and has made very reasonable use of both his time and opportunities. He is, perhaps, past ."in years, well proportioned and very intelligent. The book out of which he taught himself all the horthand he knows cost but a iritis, an 1 is of very little importance in the story. Every leisur hour he had he applied himself like a sticking plaster to the book, and, bv dint of hard work, mastered the different signs to. such a degree that he could express r. word. Th - .' gre it mistake Which he made, as will appear l iter, was tint after writing a word or a number of wirds ho never tried to translate or transcribe th - mi. iiis was a unique method, and not one that in these I columns we would recommend to a shirfhanl student. One day the telephone rang with a brisk sound, and Sergeant . who was at th e desk, ran to attend to it. Police headquarters iras at the other end 'if the wire. I "Hello! Hello'." cried the sergeant. A voice came back: "Here's a mining child wo i f ant you to find." ! ".HI right." said the sergeant, an 1 his shorthand ! knowledge flashed through his mind ls he grasped i the regulation pud. j Headquarters rear! off the name of the child and the connecting particulars, all of which nt down in mystic characters on the pad. When half the message, which was given in the ordinary tone, was down. Sergeant sh out . 1 in a voice almost big enough to break the trans, mitter : ."Hurry up: do you think I have all day to wait?" "What's that." said headquarters in astonishment. "How are you getting this down, on a typewriter?" "Never mind," came back in the same slentor tones; "we haven't got any easy chairs in this precinct." "Is this Sergeant ?" said headquarters. "Yes." came back a vigorous cry, "and let me have tho rest of this message as quickiy as you can." Headquarters responded with alacrity, and the , sergeant's hand jumped like a streak of lightning over the pad. A few seconds later he hung up the receiver, and carried the pad teuderly to his desk. He sat down, placod the pail in front of him and took a pencil to transcribe the message. The first sign was a stickler. Hi3 face from a round .beautiful composure lengthened gradually 11 it resembled a country deacon's. Furrows idenly ploughed his forehead, and ran their courses on 1113 cneens. me perspiration presently . I 1 - stood out in great beads and tha sergeant looked like a man who had gotten a full blast of an incinerating retort. The patrolman and other precinct officials began to predict a serious fit of sickness for tho sorgeant. Ouo of them, more concerned than tho rest, approache 1 the sergeant and asked tho cause of the trouble. let out of here," shouted the Iatter,"or I'll annihilate you." Sergeant . continued his labor for a few minutes, then jumped from the chair an 1 ran into the private oilice. He pulled off his coat, collar, tie and shoes, grasped tile pad in both hands an 1 poured over it with all the earnestness of a fanatic. The telephone rani but he did not hear it. A crowd gathered at the door but he did not see it, the time for relieving the men on post came but he paid no attention to it. His face looked like a sea of blood and he mumbled something as ho pointed with the pencil to the first character. That night ho got up and went horn. - taking the pad with him. His wife couldn't understand his mood and his children lied from him ns if he were a mad dog. Finally he fell asleep with the pad in hit! hand. The next morning the sergoant, very sad and careworn, entered the station house and got leavo to go to headquarters. He reached there and asked for Operator . In a humble voice he said: "Give me the lmrao and particulars of tho missing child that you sent mo on the telephone yesterday." 'Why. you got it," said the operator. "I couldn't give it to you fast enough. Boside, you fellows haven't any easy chairs up there." "Don't plague me," said Sergeant . "Mistakes will happen, and I happened to take that message down in shorthand." As he said this lis looked the picture of a ponitent. Tho force at headquarters resolved itself into a committee on guffaw and laughed itself to sleep. Sergeant was mortified. He got tho particulars of the missing child and went back to tho station house. Tho first thing ho' did was to seize tho shorthand book and hurl it in the fnrnaco. He hasn't bothered himself with shorthand since. The pipe seems to bo losing some of its popularity among the great number of stylish young men who, only a year ago, preferred it to tho most fragrant weed. Why it should ever replace the latter, except on the score of e onomy, is not very apparent, for it certainly does not possess the enjoyment or look as artistic. Economy is the best explanation that can be advanced for tho extent of the tobacco habit among fashionable young men. It is a point above the cigarette, but several points below the ordinary cigar. It may be that times are getting better for the society AND THEY CALL THIS " SPORT!" young man, for he is putting away the pipe and taking to the cigar. It is more expensive, to be sure, but, taking into consideration the excess of Pleasure the increase for the weekly tobacco allowance is, after all, a very small burden. In one club in this town, where a score of pipes could bo seen smoking every evening a few months ago, only an average of five is now available. As I got aboard a Fulton street car one night last week, a tall, white haired man with a military air remarked to me that I had better choose an - i.rher seat if I desired to avoid close proximity to "Those blamed coons," referring to half a dozen negroes who environed the old man completely. One of the negroes took exception to the remark and during the next half hour mado its author very uncomfortable. He made bold to declare that he was just as good as auv white nun that ever stepp - d and tliat in addition to being a citizen of tiie Unite ! States he was a veteran of the war. "I done guess I wan't on the same side you wuz tho' " he added shaking his list in the old man's face. "You'se on.1 o' them Tennessee tigers 1 guess. Confodnf wan't you: Thin' black man s mi good." Tl Ethiopian declared that during the whole course of his residence in the North he had never encountered such unkin 1 words in a public conveyance as those to which tho old man had given vent. The original offender tried various mean to rid himself of the tormenting negro. Firs: li called upon the conductor to put him off. i but that official declined r. interfere, declaring t nut lie did not see that anv infraction of the riilroad company's rules had been committed which would jnstifysuch a course. The man with thr aversion t nogroc; then scanned the sidewalks till he caught sight of u policeman, an I promptly r ing to stop tho car. Ho ordered the conductor then to call the policeman to put the iiegrn in qn ti in off the nr. But stiil tho con - (luct' - r re u d to act and the negro continued his 1 taun! until the old man. trembling with r.ige. up the light an 1 withdrew from the vehicle. 1: told by .1 frieu 1 of John I.. Sullivan thai h.impi' n Ins purchased from the proprietor nwe l'i ir . inn. where he is in training, the i'l (':! histo :r ou - - ; of 11 - miles that rests on a pedestal foot the flagstaff nt the roadside in front tavern. It is a colossal piece ot carving ns evidently rut from a solid block of wood, tan ! - n w. th - 11 ilile features of the god of and - .i As it i strength face to the east with eyes that stood 1 the glare of tic - rising sun for lo, these many j years. The curly hair ml beard are as unlike I the short crop and twisted mustache of the I champion as they well , - ouhl be. but there is a likeness between them in the luas - sn, ..ui m. - i aim uie well ilevelopea i ua - cps. n ws a i ways suppose I tna t tne tiercllles, which will henceforth be known as the Sullivan Hercules and will be exhibited iu Brookl: yit TleXt I wintc.. was tuo figurehead of some ship that was altrttillinc toaBrooklynite. Such, however, is tho wrecked nearby; but inquiries set on foot by the fact, for Mr. Howland's principal instructor was champion have unearthed the pedigree of the j9C01i Bolin, M. G., the director of the Ling sys - Sulhvan Hercules. It was once tho figurehead of ,, i i, r.i,i i 1 ...... the old Lnitod States frigate, tho Ohio, that was built iu Brooklyn in 1820 and was afterward tho flag ship of Commodore Isaac Hull in the Mediterranean. After 1850 tho Ohio was used as a ro - THE BROOKLYN PALLY EAGrLE SUNDAY, AUGUST 14, 1892. TWENTY PAGES. ceiving ship at Boston for twenty years and, on being condemned, she was taken to Sag Harbor and broken up. The figurehead and the ship's hell were purchased by a forraor proprietor of the inn. who mounted both in front of his house. Tho Sicilians, r.ncl especially the natives of Palermo, the capital of that island, who have a thriving colony in South Brooklyn, aro preparing for the commemoration of the miracle of Santa Rosalia, when ages ago they were relieved of a plague of cholera through tho intercession of tho saint. The legend of the miracle as told to the Rambler, by one of tho saint's devoted admirers, is that on an occasion when the plague of the cholera was at its height, one of tho unhappy inhabitants whoso family had been carried oflf by the epidemic, wanderod' out of tho city and np tho side of Mount Pellegrini, near Vesuvius, determined on committing suicide rather than die of the pestilence. As ho was about to take his own life Santa Rosalia appeared to him and gavo him a message to take to the bishop of 1 alermo, telling him that if lie would disinter her relics and carry them in procession through the mrecteti districts the epidemic would ceaso. Tho good bishop made hasto to execute the orders of the saint and sho fulfilled her promise and relieved them of the cholora. Since then St. Rosalia has been tho patroness of Palormo and her festival and the miracle are annually commemorated by a festival, beginning on September 4 and continuing for three days. This year the triduum will bo held on that date in tho Church of tho Sacrod' Heart, President and Van Brunt streets, and to add to the solemnity of tho occasion a statuo of tho saint, carved from pure Carrara marble bv the sculptor. Kosario Bagnaseo of Palermo, will be unvailed with solemn ceremonies. Every society of St. Rosalia in the United States will be represented nnd there will bo parades and special masses in the church and a eulogy of the saint will be pronounced. She is said to have been tho daughter of an early pagan king and on profess - ing Christianity was expelled from her father's house. Sho then took up her abodo on Mount Pellegrini and died there, the locality of, her grave being unknown until revealed to the un - fortunato cholera victim, whoso life sho saved. The statue has already arrived from Palermo and is carefully guarded at tho homo of Antonio Vitale, 23 President street, awaiting tho festivities. It won for Sculptor Bagnaseo a gold modal at the National exposition in Palermo last year. Did the national election occur in the heated season of midsummer it might be a wise move for the prohibition party to incorporate in its plat form a buttermilk plank. Such a card would bo a drawing one with tho grangers, for they have long known the many good qualities contained in that fluid. In fact, the denizen of the city is fast coming to the same idea, for the evidences are abundant that the salo of buttermilk in hot weather is becoming extensive. Physicians say that the man who drinks alcoholic beverages when the mercury is toying with the nineties Is little short of an idiot. It is like adding coal to a furnace. Iced drinks commonly sought over the cafe bar are but poor consolation, for they cheer but for the moment and when the temporary lowering of temperature is past the heat is all the more oppressive. It is when the wayfarer toiling about the dirty streets in the scorching suuis about to drop from heat and exhaustion that he craves some cooling and invigorating beverage. Such a man, if lie be.a wise one and - not too severely affected by tho : sun, will take himself straightway to the nearest ! dairy, milk wagon or saloon, for they are begin - j niug to see the drift of things there, and order a I cool glass or mug of buttermilk. He drinks it nnd aside from the instantaneous refreshment ho w'!1 experience an invigoration that place butter - j mint in tne category ot nectars ot tho gods, in his j estimation at least. The demand for this sum mer ilrmk lias lound response on all hands from the shopkeepers. Dairies are springing up on nearly every street. Nearly all the restaurants keep buttermilk on hand and many saloon keepers find it a paying auxiliary to their usual stock. The street wagons have long done a largo majority of their trade in this special beverage and the milkmen bottle it and leave it at tho houses with their morning portions of sweet milk. While buttermilk has come to bo generally recognized as a, most excellent summer drink, but fewkniw how many desirable qualities it has. It is cooling, refreshing and strengthening. It is an excellent thing in ruses of fevers, and perhaps were it not so cheap it would be more extensivel y used. Like other liquids buttermilk should not be taken in large quantities, but a little at a time. It should be drunk slowly. Wnen overheated it should be taken often and in small inutilities. Buttermilk acts freely upon the secretive organs. It stimulates them and by its action purifies tho blo.'d by removing unhealthy secretions and at the same time it nourishes. It is better, perhaps, to drink buttermilk that is cool rather than cold. When the temperature is too high the fluid in a measure paralyzes the stomach and so interferes with its proper action. Yet if anything could be drunk at a high temperature buttermilk would bo the tiling with w.iioh there would bo the least danger. It is not generally known that Iteevo B. How. and, the tine young athlete who has just been appointed as physical director of the East Eighty - sixth street branch of the Young Men's Christian A jni.intion in Vi.w VnrL - nu - nminl 1,1 r.!,, - . - !.. Bolin says he never had a more apt pupil, and he thinks the young men across the river aro to bo congratulated. Baiibleb. OUR WASHINGTON LETTEE The "Week's Doings at the Na tional Capital. ;o htrangers in Town, anil the Real Wash ington in GloryPreparations for the Grand Army Encampment Sirs. William C. Whitney's Ambition Al Fletcher's Interesting Fibres Which Give Grovcr Cleveland a Majority in Xcw York State for November. Correspondence of the Eagle. Wasuixoton, D. C August 13. Now that congress has adjourned, the native Washingtonian will be in hi glory; indeed, for the next three weeks there will hardly bo anybody olse at tho capital to share whatever glory may be floating about. With the falling of Speaker Crisp's gavel official life in this city came to an ond. Hotels and boarding houses became rapidly depopulated, and silent streets bear witness to the all prevailing character of the exodus. Now, however, the born Washingtonian is entirely happy, he' owns the town. No longer does ho timidly approach the magnificent dispenser of juleps and coblers and meekly suggest his favorite beverage. No. Now he is an important figure, a necessity if there is to bo any business at all. and he knows it. In lordly tones ho orders the best in tho house. Ho occupies the most luxurious seats in the hotel lobbios and keeps the street car waiting for him when ho cares to indulge in a ride. Thonativcs of the District of Columbia aro all of southern descent and they have all tho habits and customs of the inhabitants of warm climates. They know how to dress in hot weather, tho men wearing loose nogligee shirts nnd thin, white flannel clothes. The women robo them selves in white gowns cut low and loose about the neck and throat. In this they are sensible; they look cool and comfortable, and they are the only people here who do. Then they keep out of the sun as much as possible, are languid and lazy in their movements, and never permit themselves to be in a hurry nor indulge in soul disturbing competition. The result is. despite the terrors of the summer soason. and the taint of malaria. that there is at times m the atmosphere, they keep in comparative good health. They seldom leave town, except for a week - or two, when they visit their friends in Baltimore, or go to cool off at one of the healing springs of Virginia. After dinner, which they generally take at about 5 o'clock, they go for a drive. Cab fare is cheap and, beside. vuaro are more private turnouts hero than in any othsr city of its size in tho country. Hundreds of citizens, including many colored Deonlo. who. judging from their appearance, do not look as if tneyknew where their next meal was coming from, turn out on the road in their own rigs. To be sure some of these convayances aro extraordi nary and few of them would carry away prizes at a norse show, but thoy seem to suit their owners, and that is what they aro there for. Most of the driving class stop at the Casino, an odd kind of road houso near the Soldiers' home, or at one of the wine houses in the neighborhood. Tho latter are peculiar institutions. Ii a Washington friend should over ask you to accompany him to a wine house on the road, do not catch your breath and feel for your wad. It does not mean a succession of cold quarts. On the contrary, like Squeers' mutton pies, the treat is both cheap and filling for the money. Tho wine house you will find to be a small frame building, surrounded by wide, cool porches,, and in the center of a vineyard. The Teuton who runs the place raises his own grapes and makes his own red wine, and for 25 cents you get a pitcher hold ing a quart full of fair clarot. Think, my esteemed frequenter of the cold room of tho Manhattan Beach hotel, what a hilarious time you could have at a Washington wine house for the modest sum of one trade dollar. But tho off season will be but a brief one this yoar, for tho time set for the next encampmont of the Grand Army of the Republic is early in September; then the hotels will be refilled and tho streets and public squares of the capital will onco more be crowded with strangers. Ono of tho last things congress did was to give the railroads running into the city of Washington permission to lay extra tracks for the accommodation of the hundreds of special trains that are to bear the old soldiers into the capital. Never since the days when the victorious armies of tho Union, with their shattered flags and war stained emblems, marched through Washington on their return from the South has there boon in this city a military pageant that will at all compare to this. One of the members of the reception committee, in speaking to me about the coming encampment, said: "We expect to entertain 400,000 Grand Army men, and I can already count 200 bands of music that will take part in the parade. It will be a spectacle that can never be forgotten, and you will hear sung by thousands of men the old battle yells and war songs of tho rebellion. Everything possible will be done by us for the protection and accommodation of our guests. Tho police force will bo increased in order to protect the crowds, not only from accident but from pickpockets. The services of fully one thousand extra policemen will be utilized' as well as a largo corps of detectives. The illumination of the city will he most unique; all the large electric lighting companies in tho country are endeavoring to surpass each other in their displays, and many novelties and improvements will bo introduced. Some people have an idea that tho members of the Grand Army are nearls - all poverty stricken, and that not much money is spent at these encampments. This is a great mistake. Of course most of the old soldiers aro poor, but thero are not a f ow millionaires among them, and you will And that a great many thousands of dollars will be left behind in Washington bv the veterans." A great deal is heard in Washington in those days about William C. Whitney, and it must be acknowledged that the ex - secretary of tho navv holds a particularly warm placo in tho hearts of many officials hero, irrespective of party, and should the political waves next November sweep him into office again tho people of Washington will be delighted. Of course to many Whitney is best remembered as a princoly host and a generous entertainer. As one local humorist remarked to me the other day, in speaking of the good things that were served to tho public at Secretary Whitney's reception: "Why, terrapin. They used to drive them up to Whitney's house and you would have there, every time, real diamond back stew with no floaters in it." By floaters he meant chopped chickeu and North Carolina sliders. But oven at this oarly day I venture to predict that, in the ovent of Cleveland's election, Whitney will not return to Washington. Certainly ho will not take the navy portfolio. Under certain conditions he might he willing to accept the sectary - ship of state, but tho - io who are closest to him both socially and politically, tell me that Mrs. Whitney would like to repeat in the official and social circles of th:; court of St. James her Washington triumphs. A prominent official, iu speaking to me about tho great political success of William 0. Whitney the other day. said: J'l have read a great deal of late about Mr. Whitney, and hnvo heard a number of reasons given for bis extraordinary and rapid political rise, but I have never yet heard mentioned, what it seems to me is one of the great secrets of his success. I refer to tho man's wonderful adaptability, his flexibility of character. I have never yet found William C. Whitney so set m his own opinion that he would not accept advice from other men, and I know of several cases where he had practically made up his mind to a certain course, but after listening to the opinions of others he retired from the position he had taken and followed their suggestions. The old adage: 'Why is it men change their minds and fools never?' applies to this man. and to this trait in his character I think he owes much." Mr. Whitney himself is not saying much about the coming campaign, but some of his lieutenants do not hesitate to give out figures. Al Fletcher, who was probably as close to Whitney as anybody while the latter was secretary of the navy, is already claiming very big majorities for Cleveland below the Harlem river. His figures, as given to a well known Wasbingtonian during the week, were as follows: In New York county Cleveland's majority is 70.000; in Kings, 22,000; in Queens, 2.001); in Staten Island. 2.000. making a total of !ii;,00O. Fletcher thinks the Republicans will coiuu to tho Harlem river with a majority of S0,00. This is very pretty figuring and worth noting now and remembering on November ! next. Those who are bucking against William F. Harrity, the now chairman of the Democratic national committee, who did more than any other man to chango a Ilepublican majority of SO.OOO in Pennsylvania to a Democratic majority of half that number, had better keep their weather eye open or they will find themselvos turned down by this same Harrity. Let mo give an exam - of his way of doing business. When, in January, 1830, Governor Pattison . appointed Harrity as his secretary of the commonwealth at Harrisburg, that city was controlled by tho then postmaster, B. F. Meyers, wdio was the editor and proprietor of tho leading Democratic paper published, there. Moyers was not friendly to Pattison, and Harrity took upon himself to change tho aspect of affairs. Moyers had been going to state and national Democratic conventions ever since he had first resided in Harrisburg, and during tho past spring Mr. Harrity decided ihat Mr. Meyers should stay at homo and a friend of Pattison's should repre sent tnat district at the national convex tion. W hen tho primaries were held Harrity's men were elected by enormous majorities, over the men who wero supported by Myers. Harrity accomplished all this quietly and without fuss or flutter, and achieved the result by his masterly management of details, and it is this same sum that will give to him a national reputa tion (luring tfie coming camnnitrn. Willmm f! Whitney, wdio will work side by side with Harrity hum inn. is noi a master oi details. He dislikes the routine labor, but ho possesses in a remarka ble ilegreo a faculty of judging men who have special aptitude for detail work. lho Lew Dockstader minstrel trouDo. which has been tho attraction at tho Academy of Music this week, has drawn exceptionally largo audi ences lora show of its kind. Thev brought with them some new and original jokes, and as the company is not traveling in a very expensivo style tne profits will no doubt be very great. m A. B. A. SEW UTRECHT XOTES. lbat is Heine rsonc by Our Sfcai - ."Vcie - Iiburs. Tho Bath Beach citizens' association has at last decided to take up the matter of the granting of the license to Gustavo Bierlein, and Excise Com missioner Werner is to bo called to account for his action in the matter, through means of the law. It has long been a scandal to the town of New Utrecht that Werner has been a member of the excise board, and self respecting people h,avo always maintained that he has been a liquor dealer in direct violation of tho law. but up to the present nothing has been done to remove him from office. The executive committee of the association has been instructed to test tho legality of Werner's incumbency and has engaged counsel to proceed in the matter. Should he be ousted from office Bierlein's license will he null and void, as Werner and McGlynn are tho only members of the board who signed it. The following letter bearing on the matter has been made public: Bath Beach, August 4, 1802. - V. Marrissey, Esq., Secretary Bath Beach vuiecjis Association: Dear Sin Some ten days ago Mr. George W Carhart, the president of your association, re - OUested llle to lnvestipntA nnd lo,in if Tsrtu..;i,l whether Ilupert Werner, at present exercising the luncuons ot excise commissioner for tho town ot New Utrecht, has any other employment or occupation than that of saloonkeeper. 1 have given the. subject a very careful investigation, and in doing so have mado inquiries of many wdio are intimately associated with him. beside others who are conversant with his daily life, and I find .. .i.rtv.T hji.ii.iwo ui outing auy oiiuer occupation than that of barkeeper, lie does not claim to own the saloon, but says it belongs to his wito and he is her bartender. At any rate he is almost always to be found there, and to the customers of the saloon he dispenses tho fluids. Alter a thorough investigation I am convinced and satisfied that Itupert Werner has no other occupation than that of saloonkeeper. Very respectfully yours, H. M. Sadieh. A Cleveland and Stevenson club has been formedeat Huott's hotel, with C. Boucher chairman, Al' Williams secretary, and E. Huott treasurer. Eva Manner Mrs. Robert Bay Hamilton, is at the WUlomere hotel, Bath Beach, under the name of Mrs. Hilton. Bath Beach is becoming quite a theatrical col. ony, the following members of the profession being there at present: Effie Shannon, the sweet faced ingenue of the Lyceum; John W. Holmes of this city, Miss Eose Coghlan, John J. Maglo of the Lillian Eussell opera company, Billy West, tho minstrel; John W. Hamilton of the Fifth avenue theater. New York; Miss Adole Belgardo, Miss Alice Fisher, William Harcourt, Miss Maud Banks. Miss Minnie Schult, Hugh Mack, James Norrie and several othors. George Lindsay of Blythebourne has fully re. covered from his recent attack of pleurisy and is about again. Mrs. K. G. Larason of Bath Beach has gone to Atlantic City, where she will remain until the end of this month. Miss Clara Moore has returned from Bridge - hamton, where she has been for the last threo weeks. Mrs. H. P. Drought of San Antonio, Tex., is at the Linwood. Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Smith aro going to Newport on tho return of Mr. Smith from Chicago next week. Mr. and Mrs. Philip Kalumus of New York are at the Park house. A progressive euchre party was given at the Kathloen villa last week, at which the winners wero Mrs. John Scrymser, first, with 8S points, prize, a silver mounted lamp; Mrs. John Dyo. second, with SO points, prize, a silver mounted manicure set; Miss Finch, with 30 points won a silver hair pin box, the booby prize; Mr. H. F - Terlmne, with 83 points markod on his card, won the men's first prize, a gold headed umbrella; with 80 points Mr. O'Kourke won a man's traveling companion, and Mr. Bancroft with 31 points, captured the booby prize, a fancy paper weight. William G.Ford, jr., has been elected to the position of treasurer of the Church of the Holy Spirit, Bath Beach, in place of John G. Rhodes. Mr. and Mrs. Matthews of Bay Birige aro summering in Maine. Walter Frecre has gone to Skanoatoles to attend the summer meeting of the New York state chess association. Grace M. E. church of Bay Ridge will havo a fair on September 0, 7, S. Dr. De Mund has fully recovered from his recent illness. Miss Florence Abbott of West Brooklyn has returned from the Catskilis. The Fort Hamilton library his beon closod until October 1. During the past thirty - nine Saturdays 2,1)83 books have been given out. Lx - Alderman Thomas Cleary of New York has been investing in Bath Beach real estate to the extent of $5,500. Tho streets of the town of New Utrecht aro in a disgraceful condition and aro covered with half a foot of dirt. Complaints are numerous, but relief seems to bo as remote as ever. Tho King's daughters of Bath Beach and Bensonhurst held a very successful fair and lawn party on Wednesday last, on the grounds of Archibald Young, on Cropscy avenue. Tho proceeds, which were large, went to the mission school at Syria, to St. John's guild, to the Floating hospital and to the Fresh iir fund of Farniingdale. Tables were attended ns follows: Candy Misses Belle J'.'nodes, Gussie Carmen. Gertruda Simonson and - liable Parlitt. Useful table Misses Lillian Fales, Ireno Ashton and llene Sipes. Lemonade raid tea table Misses Minnie Gibbons, Ella Smith, Bella Lohmann and Annie Voting. Flower table .Misses May Gunth - er. Helen Benson and Marie Diamond. The following assisted in the work: Mesdames F. Co Treadwell, C. G. Smith. Gibbons, Archibald Young, sr.; Archibald Young, jr.; and Miss Annie Van Brunt. Union engine company's fair, held on Wednesday. Thursday and Friday, was a deserved success and netted a good sum. The town is to have a base ball league. Several of tho local team captains, including Sands of the Blythebournes. Helm of the Mapletons. Kellam of the Bay Itidges nnd the manager of the National club of Bath Beach met at tho latter place last Wednesday night, for the purpose of taking the fir - t steps toward its organization, pne of the rules will be that two league teams must play together every second wee It. Mr. Theodore W. Starlmcs is homo agaiu'after an absence of a week. His unexpected return is the result of an experience with the Terminal express company, which has just been organiz ed in connection with the West end road. On August 2 he turned his sample trunk, which contained considerable wearing apparel beside, over to the company to be transferred to Pittsburg. He then left on a late train, expecting to find his trunk on arrival at the Smoky city, but it was not there. A half dozen telegrams to Manager Carhart did not help matters any, and after wait - for a week he decided to return to Blythebourne and investigate. He passed the trunk on his way home, which had been lying in New York all tho time. Mr. Starbuck lost a $700 salo by the non arrival of his trunk and spent about $:i."i waiting in Pittsburg for it to show up. Being of a gentle, kindly disposition, however, be does not feel at all ruffled and is doing the nighborhood with a kodak to get rid of his surplus energy. Ho will carry his own trunk in the future. Mr. Frederick Mohle, who has been confined to his room for several days, owing to straining the muscles of his leg, is onco more about. Wo cannot spare Fred. Mr. William J. Mozart states that his loss on furniture and household goods, owing to Ust week's fire and tho damage reoeived in removing pie it, will exceed $500. The sympathy of tho wholo village is extended to the family in such a misfortune as they have gone through. For the present, Mr. Mozart's parents are rosiding with Mr. H. P. Bates, on Fifty - fifth streot, while Mrs. Mozart and himself are with Mr. Kershaw Brown, on Fifty - seventh street, and tho childron divided up between thoWilders and theBailoys, on Fifty - sixth street. In such a trying time as they have passed through, they have at least found that their friends are many. Mrs. Mozart has been confined to her bed with nervous prostration for a week, as a result of tho fire, and her friends fool very anxious about her. Especial credit is duo Mr. James E. Dubois for his masterly assistance at the Mozart fire last week. The venerable man has seon more years than any man who rendered assistance at all that day and ho gavo them all points, both as to methods of work and in keeping a clear head. Mr. Dubois may he a back date in somo respects, for be has spent his whole life in this slow old town, but when it comos to a fire he is right in it. Mr. Charles Jones and Butcher Glashoff did good work and tho people appreciated it all round. Mr. and Mrs. John Klein remove this week from their homo on Fifts - sixth street, and will take up their residence with Mr. Palmer, a nest door neighbor. Mr. J.J. Hanlon and family of Fifty - seventh street will rent the vacated houso. The Unique athletic club of Lefferts park was organized this week with twenty - five members. The following officers were elected: Cornelius Seibert of Mapleton, president; Benjamin Nitschke of Lefferts park, vice president; George Courady of Bath Beach, recording secretary; Charles Stoinman and John H. Thiel, both of Lefferts park, corresponding secretary and treasurer, respectively. The club rooms are at Thirteenth avenue and Sixty - fifth street, and it goes without saying that tho organization will be nothing if not unique. A girl baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. Henry F. Weigand of Fifty - fifth street last week. Mother and child are doing well and Mr. Weigand is proud as Lucifer. ' Last Sunday's accident on the West end road still continues to be the talk of the town. It is said that Mr. George Eckstein, a lawyer of this city, who had his log broken, will be a cripple for life. Mrs. Gazey, who was so badly bruised in the abdomen, is said to be ill with an attack of peritonitis and her life is despaired of. Various reasons aro assigned for the accident. That which seems most reasonable is the lack of train hands on the six cars which came from Union depot. Brakeman Moran, who is one of tho best and most trustworthy hrakemen on the road, had set the brakes on three ears himnel - f. TTn had no time to do any more and took his placo on tho platform of the first car, hoping to check the 3peed of tho Bix cars, but he could not do it. Tho grade at West Brooklyn is onito heavy and the momentum was unusually great, owing to the heavily loaded cars. Had tbpro been more men on tho train the accident might have been averted. President Davis, who naturally expect? considerable litigation, very wisely refuses to talk and is reserving his testimony for the courts when the proper time comes. Mean - wliile, the greatost of care is taken in making the firing switch at West Brooklyn, nnd the second section is brought down to the first so softly that tho passengers hardly itnow when the coupling is made. There is but one satisfactory colution of th difficulty, and that is to run separate and complete trains each to the depot and the ferry. This will do away with changing of engines and the coupling and uncoupling of sections. It would necessitate, however, the running of trains uerj niteen minutes, which would be a great thing for the travelers on the road. One train would meet every ferryboat and the other would cover the elevated road traffic. This would mean more expense for the road, and they feel that they are doing all they can now. One of the busiest and most popular men in the town is Cornelius Furgueson, jr., tho eldest son of the supervisor. The crown prince, as young Cornell is familiarly called, is not a politician. except so far as he is sometimes called upon to aid his father. He is a good real estate lawyer and would rather devote his time to his profession than dabble in politics. Being: the son of the supervisor, however, he is compelled to keep up with the band and oftenimes is identified with affairs political which he would - personally prefer to have nothing to do with. Young Corneil is connected with about every sporting and social club and secret society in the town. He is a member of the New Utrecht, Glenmore and Consy Island rod and gun clubs, the Atlantic and Fountain gun clubs and he's a dead shot on a flying pigeon every time. He holds the office of captain in the New Utrecht and Bensonhurst clubs, is a trustee in the Town club, junior deacon of Kedron lodge, F. and A. M., Bath Beach; a member of Woods lodge, I. O. O. F.. Bath Beach; also the National provident union, Bath Beach council; is district deputy grand regent of tho New Utrecht district of the Royal Arcanum, and regent of Utrecht council. No. 15; a member of the regents and past regents association of Brooklyn, ono of the trustees of Liberty hook and ladder engine company, president of the board of directors of - Woods lodge hall association, a member of the board of sewer commissioners and a trustee of the Bath Beach building and loan association. The money that young Corneil spends in dues and asssessments would support a small family. He has a wide reputation for generosity and is known as a free spender. With lots of friends and few enemies young Corneil is one of the happiest men in town, though they do say his gray hair comes from trring to reconcile tho political kickers in the town to tho present unsatisfactory regime of which his father is the supposed author. The spacious grounds surrounding the residence of Archibald Young, in Bath Beach, presented a charming sight on Wednesday afternoon. It was the fair of the Willing worker's circle of the King's daughters. All tho young women were dressed in yellow and tho various booths trim - mod in the samo color. Misses Ella Smith, Annie Young, Bella Lohman and Minnie Gibbons dispensed lomonade and tea from their table, while Misses Mabel Parfitt, Bello Rhodes, Gertrude Simunson and Gussie Parman sold candy. Misses May Gunther nnd Mario Diamond were in charge of the flower booth and they sold all they had. At the fancy article booth, where almost everything in the line of brie a brae could be purchased. Misses Rena Sipes, Irene ABhton, Lilian Fales and May Wright held forth. Everything was entirely sold out. not a drop of lemonade, a plto of ice cream or a piece of candy being left to toll the tale. Miss Beatrice Strange, the littlo president of the society, held general supervision overall and tho way everything went off was most encouraging. One incident which attracted a great deal of attention was the visit paid to the fair by the 280 children who were spending tho week at tho soasido home of the Children's aid society. Mr. Archibald Young invited them all over and treated them to ice cream, the proceeds of which went to the fair. After their entertainment the children sang two or three songs and returned to the home. Tho proceeds of the fair, w hich wero - something like 100, will be equally divided between tho floating hospital of St. John's guild, the mission schools in Syria and tho fresh air fund at Farniingdalo. The Forty - ninth street dopot on the West end road has been made a flag station and as soon as tho locality builds up sufficiently a ticket office will bo established. Samuel Williams, a colored man living at Club house station, on tho West end road, was killed by a Brooklyn bound train last Thursday night, between the bridge and club house. Ho was on his way home from Brooklyn - and rode by the station before he knew it. He jumped from the train on the left side and fell in front of the train coming the other way. which was just passing. Both legs were eut off and ho bled to death in a few minutes. Had he taken tho right side of the train he probably would have escaped injury. IT WILL SOOX BE COMPLETED. Tlio "cjv St. Stanislaus' Roman Catholic C'liurcli. Iu a month or two Rev. Father Claudius Duma - hut, pastor of St. Stanislaus' Roman Catholic church, expects to formally dedicate the new edifice which has.been built through his efforts for the Scandinavian people of South Brooklyn. Although tho cdiflco is not yet finished, the pastor has secured Bishop McDonnell's sanction to hold services in it. and this was done for the first time a few Sundays ago. Tho society was organized by Father Dutnahut soon after his arrival in this city, not more than a year and a half ago, and soon after its formation it gavo such signs of prosperity that the erection of a church was quickly decided upon. Tho pastor has spent many years of his life as a missionary, and much of that energy and industry which distinguish such a calling has been manifested by him in his new charge. Tho interior arrangements of the new structuro aro ready except the altar. It is decorated with several stained glass windows on both sides, and over tho altar aro to be erected three pictures, St. Olaf , St. St anislaus and St. Bridget. Above the cross, w hich will be placed between the windows, will bo two figures representing angels. The organ, which is being built, will cost $2,000. The building will be illuminated by 200 incandescent lights and 150 gas jets. The style of architecture is rom&neeque, and the material used in its construction" is Indiana limestone. POINTS ABOUT POLICEMEN "What is Going on Among the Guardians of the Peace. A Plain and Sufficient Warning Which Was Apparently ot needed Good Times Tor Plumbers, Painters and Interior Decorators. Made a Bad Shot Something Like a One Man Band Sharpening of the Stick. The clubbing policeman, after disappearing from sight for a commendably long time, has again put himself in evidence. Ward.who was incontinently bounced last week, was a striking example of the foolish individual who imagines that because he is invested with a little brief authority, ho has a right to whang about the head, body and legs any citizen who may happen to differ with him in a matter of opinion. He was brought up with a round tujn, and was sent back to the scenes of his early youth, and, as time has been given him for repentance, it is to be hoped that he will take advantage of the opportnnity and do sufficient penance. After Ward comes Patrolman Condon of tho Eleventh. If all is true that is alleged against him, he stands on a lower plane of consideration than Ward ever did. The latter vented his spite on a man, the former on a woman, as it is claimed. "can be proved that Condon - is clearly guilty of the offonse;charged against him, he will certainly not be allowed to remain on the" force one day after such a decision is reached. To cap tho ehmax, as far as this peculiarly interesting patrolman is concerned, it is set forth that at the time the warrant was served on him in the matter or the first assault, he was engaged in the strengthening exercise of chnsriaimr i - n in a physical way. Verilv. snm w(';r. w jeetionable and virulent demon is mnl - w rounds among the forco. When Superintendent Campbell returns from his vacation at the end of this month, as he is expected to do, ho will scarcely know his once familiar quartors. Decorators have been at work in his sanctum, and painters have been there too, and between the two kinds of artisans they have so transmogrified tho two roomx devoted to tho superincendencv that thev can only be identified by their location. They were so transmogrified a couple of years ago, and it was thought that the expensive decoration then indulged in would servo for several years. This was a mistake. Thero is need, so it appears, that the chief's rooms should chango their complexion at brief iriter - vnla T it .1 b . . . . . uBuuiiujoi remarK, aiso, now quickly desks and chairs, expensivo enough when purchased, wear out under the strain to which they are subjected. The average life of a roller top desk is two years and that of a comfo'rtably stuffed revolving and reclining chair about half that time. Still, it must be remembered that a good deal of sitting under a good deal of anxiety is done at headquarters and tho taxpayer who would complain about the cost of tho properties necessary for this sort of thing is not lit to be numbered as one of Brooklyn's citizens. It was hardly fair what Patrolman Peter Hecker of the Nineteenth, should have been charged by his captain with having failed to discover a burglary committed on his post. He had been out all rln - r on little pleasure trip of the sailing variety, and as he was sailing on a catboat. there was no protection from the sun. The sun got in his eyes early in the morning and stayed there persistently all day. No wonder, then, his powers of vision were not quite up to the mark when he went on duty at night. If under tho circumstances, he had been competont to detect the openings in a forty - eight foot ladder, that was all that should have been required of him. Commissioners, captains , and sergeants, however, require more, and that is the reason why Hocker is under a cloud as big as a drum. Roundsman DeWitt thinks that it is about time some of the bluo laws were revived in order that the majesty of tho law and its representatives may be properly maintained. What punishment could be too severe for a person so abandoned to all sense of decency that he could not resist a desire to throw stones at a policeman, and a roundsman at that ? This is the question which Mr. DeWitt asked of himself, and lie was a little less than satisfied when he learned that Nicholas Schott, tho motive power behind tho aforesaid rocks, had beon let off with a fine of Recovering his equanimity the next day, ho remarked that it was a case of a "bad shot" which might havo been a great deal worso. With true Flatbush politeness Officer Joannes or Jack Fallon, as he is commonly called, warned a certain strong minded female concerning tho danger of crossing a street, at the time under repair. Mr. Fallon's notification was couched in the gentlest of terms, but ho might as well havo talked out lond. A new version of his character was given to him on the spot, ami so sevevely was general abuse rubbed into his cuticle that ho felt obliged to conduct tho authoress thereof to the town hall. The authoress was sent to Crow hill for thirty days, and this, in Mr. Fallon's opinion, about evens things up. Speaking of Flatbush affairs brings to remembrance the fact that a Chinaman is about to open a more or less high toned drinking shop in that picturesque village, if he ha s not already done so. When Sing Low meets McFoozle then conies the tug of war. Flatbush has long been noted for the potency and searching qualities of its alleged bourbon or old rye, but these two brands of nerve tickler will scarcely be "in it" when placed in competition with the article which the coming celestial landlord may be expected to serve up. As a compounder tho heathen Chinee has no equal. With a little vitriol, some burnt pickles, a dash of copper filings and due proportions of wood alcohol and water ho can turn out an article warranted to suit to a dot the most exacting palate ot'Mott street to say nothing of thoso which he expects to eater to in Flatbush and Flatlands. The local police, so it is said, have got their eyes on Hop Up, or whatever his name may bo, and aro determined as far as ho" is concerned to enforce the excise laws in the most rigorous manner. Homo industries must be protected. The members of the colored race, taken as a wholo, aro fond of many an occasional rest during tho hours of work and as it appears, Moses P. Cobb, the dark skinned patrolman of the Twelfth, is no exception to tho rule. His vigilant roundsman caught him sitting on a stoop when ho should have been taking a walk round the block, so to speak, and the result was that he was listed for a loss of two days' pay. Colored policemen aro not tnrnmg out to be tho models they wero expected by their enthusiastic backers to show themselvos. Strange to say, they have tho same weaknesses as wdiite men. and to jndge from certain recent official utterances, not made in a public way, it will ,be quite a while before their numbor is increased. When a citizen of an observing turn of mind, who was unfortunate enough to have somo business with the police departmont, called at t he Fourth precinct station house a short time ago. He found Sergeant O'Brien who was behind tha desk with a pencil on the top of each ear, a stool eraser in his mouth, a piece of rubber in one hand and a great big pen in the other. He was simply making out the monthly pay roll, but liko the conductor of a one - man baud, he had all his instruments ready to his touch. With a very careful movement of his head, he steered his visitor toward a detective, who was standing near by and went on with his work. Deteetivo Sergoant Graham of the Tenth, is mourning the loss of quite a considerable number of pounds in his weight, which he sustained last week while engaged in a fruitless chase after a runaway horse. He is not cut out for Jong distance running, or even sprinting, and should leave this kind of work to mounted ofli cers or to men built on tho lines of his former side partner Detective I'.eyuolds. It is reported on very good authority that the commissioner is engaged in putting an extra sharp point on a stick which is to be used in tho correction nf such officers as may appear beforo him next Tuesday and on succeeding Tuesdays. The list of offenders last week was larger than it hasheenina year or more. Tho hot weather and the "feeling of goneness" may have had somothing to do with this condition of affairs, but he who escapes horeaf ter will havo to be provided with something choico in the way of a plea. FOR TIIE 3IEJI0KI.il HOSPITAL. A fair for the benefit of tho Memorial hospital of Brooklyn was started by Florence Fraukei at Bay Shore recently. Among thoso who donated to it generously wero Mrs. Mason, Mrs. Loughrin, Mrs. Harder, Mrs. Linsey. Mrs. Frankel, Mrs. Momeycr, Mrs. Osborn, Mrs. Gulden. Mrs. Hyde, Mrs. Wochsler, Mrs. Wood, Mrs. Beam, Mrs. Edwards, Mrs. Willie, Mr. Huyler, Frederick Loesor and others. Tho sum of $150 was realized. The. young women who attended tho various tabl were tne Misses luxtman. Darling, JUutton, Frail kel and Uvmeston.

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